Nissan India has confirmed that its sports car, the GT-R, to be launched in India soon will be the MY 2017. The Japanese carmaker had unveiled the GT-R at the Auto Expo 2016 in February and confirmed its launch in the country in the second quarter of the year. However, in March the company had unveiled the 2017 GT-R at the New York International Auto Show, which gave rise to some confusion about which model of the GT-R will be launched in India. With the latest tweet, the firm has sought to put the doubts at rest.
The changes made in the new model of the GT-R focus on five areas — exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology, according to the company. The 2017 Nissan GT-R flaunts the new V-motion grille with matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern.
Inside the cabin, the new GT-R features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design. The new switch layout reduces the number of switches from 27 to just 11.
Powering the 2017 Nissan GT-R is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 565bhp at 6,400rpm and 633Nm of peak torque. Each engine of the GT-R is assembled by one of five master craftsmen called Takumi at Nissan's plant in Yokohama, Japan.
Meanwhile, Nissan also unveiled the performance spec version of the 2017 GT-R. The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo made its debut on May 27 at the famous Nurburgring race course. Similar to the standard model, the GT-R Nismo's front end features a freshened face that's highlighted by a new bumper. Under the hood is a 3.8-litre V6, which is the same as the one on the regular GT-R, but its power is up by 26bhp. The motor in GT-R Nismo develops 591bhp and 652Nm of torque.